Boating and Sailing Near Red Hook

Sailing is a big deal in Red Hook

Photo credit © Independence Sailboat Charter
 

Red Hook is a well-loved yachting destination in the U.S. Virgin Islands for its easy sailing conditions, plentiful docking and mooring opportunities, and on-shore amenities that are available to sailors when they arrive.

If you're just wanting to experience some time on the open water, without the cost and complications associated with renting a boat you can take an excursion. Want to know more what's included and how long a trip lasts? See the chart below for contact information for area providers.

Boat Excursions
Name Phone Location
Caribbean Blue Boat Charters (340) 690-2583 9715 Estate Thomas - Red Hook
Daysail High Pockets Adventure (340) 690-0587 American Yacht Harbor - Red Hook
Good Day Charters (340) 514-3458 American Yacht Harbor - Red Hook
Hakuna Matata Charters (626) 824-5039 American Yacht Harbor - Red Hook
Independence Sailboat Charter (340) 775-1408 American Yacht Harbor - Red Hook
Nate's Custom Charters Day Tours (340) 244-2497 American Yacht Harbor - Red Hook
Oh Be Joyful Sailing (340) 244-0605 American Yacht Harbor - Red Hook
Rumbaba Charters (340) 690-1659 American Yacht Harbor - Red Hook
Sail With Liberty (443) 831-1911 Red Hook
Sail with Captain Max (340) 775-7467 American Yacht Harbor - Red Hook
Simplicity Charters (340) 774-9348 American Yacht Harbor - Red Hook
Stormy Petrel and Pirate's Penny Tours (340) 775-7990 American Yacht Harbor - Red Hook
Sun Sea Charters (340) 626-6785 American Yacht Harbor - Red Hook
Treazzure Sailing Adventures (340) 690-2735 Red Hook
VIBE Charters (340) 626-2875 American Yacht Harbor - Red Hook

Boat Rentals and Charters

Red Hook, and to some extent in the East End area, is home to numerous charter companies because sailing is such an important and popular pastime on St. Thomas.  Depending on the type of sailing you're after, you'll find everything from small little speed boats through huge luxury yachts available for a few hours to a few days.  

Contemplating renting a charter boat? The following chart enables you to get a hold of area charter services.

Charter and Rental Services
Name Phone Location
Awesome Power Boat Rental (340) 775-0860 American Yacht Harbor - Red Hook
Blue Tang Yacht Charters (340) 776-9070 American Yacht Harbor - Red Hook
Charter Boat Center (340) 775-7990 6300 Smith Bay 16-3 - Red Hook
Crewed Charters (340) 776-4811 3801 Crown Bay - Red Hook
Island Yachts (340) 775-6666 American Yacht Harbor - Red Hook
Kestrel Sailing (340) 514-9982 Tropical Marine - Red Hook
Lazy Bouy (340) 514-9982 Tropical Marine - Red Hook
Magic Moments Luxury Excursions (340) 774-5530 American Yacht Harbor - Red Hook
Nauti Nymph Powerboat Rentals (340) 775-5066 American Yacht Harbor - Red Hook
See & Ski Power Boat Rentals (340) 775-6265 American Yacht Harbor - Red Hook
St. Thomas Boat Rental (340) 227-5144 American Yacht Harbor - Red Hook
Stormy Petrel and Pirate's Penny (340) 775-7990 American Yacht Harbor - Red Hook
Virgin Islands Boat Rental (888) 493-2114 American Yacht Harbor - Red Hook

Docking

If you plan to sail into Red Hook, stopover at the port in Charlotte Amalie first to gain clearance with customs, then travel north east along the coast until you've reached East End. Here, there are multiple marinas where yachters can rent a slip for up to six months. If you plan to stay longer, you'll have to register your watercraft with the Department of Planning and Natural Resources.

Thinking about sailing to Red Hook using your own boat, or a charter from a different area? See the table below to get basic information for area marinas.

Marinas
Name Phone Location
American Yacht Harbor (340) 775-6454 Red Hook
Independent Boatyard (340) 776-0466 East End
Oasis Cove Marina (340) 244-0442 6186 Estate Frydenhoj - East End
Sapphire Beach Marina (340) 998-1203 East End
Vessup Bay Marina -- Red Hook

Mooring your vessel in the waters surrounding Red Hook is possible as well. The Reef Ecology Foundation of Red Hook allows yachters to moor at various location marked off by blue-striped buoys for free overnight so long as the boat is less than 60 feet long. You can call 340-775-0097 to connect with the Reef Ecology Foundation and gain information about the locations of specific mooring points.

Nearby Anchorages
Location Latitude Longitude
Vessup Bay - Red Hook 18.3241271069 -64.8509216309
Redhook Bay - East End 18.3264540377 -64.8443555832
Secret Harbour Bay - Cowpet Bay 18.3179978645 -64.8531746864
Cowpet Bay - Cowpet Bay 18.3159353548 -64.8440605402
Jersey Bay - East End 18.3104328047 -64.8603093624
Benner Bay - East End 18.3172441599 -64.8676478859
Saint James Bay - Great Saint James Island 18.3088030981 -64.8322427273
Water Bay - Coki Point 18.3478734848 -64.8659580946

Sailing in the Caribbean doesn't get much better than what you'll experience in Red Hook and throughout the rest of the U.S. Virgin Islands, so if you have a chance to get out on these waters, it is highly recommended that you take advantage of the opportunity.  

 

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